I'm still not ready. I've been running around like my hair's on fire trying to get it all done. I am a one holiday at a time kind of girl, enjoying each as it comes, and don't start thinking about the next until the last is over. Usually that works out okay but when there are only 3 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas things can get a little hairy!!!
I think I am going to push off the birthday celebration until after Christmas. It's not my first time at this rodeo. Since it is so close to Christmas, my birthday has always been kind of lost in the shuffle and no one has plans for after Christmas. December 26th is wide open!! My son isn't happy about this arrangement but I'm going to need today to do Christmas prep. I still have wrapping to finish and I need to make the Neiman Marcus cookies so I can go pick up my husband's gift!!
True story: I got the recipe for the Neiman Marcus cookies (the original, not the one on the website now) at a cookie exchange while we were stationed overseas. I have been making them every year at Christmas since then and because they make so many (about 11 dozen) I give them as gifts to friends and family. My LNS owner loves them!!
A couple of weeks ago I stopped by after picking up 272 Words from the framer to see if I could leave it there until closer to Christmas. It is my husband's gift after all and I don't think it could have been in the house without him peeking! She asked me about the cookies then. I really can't go back in there without those cookies!! I need to make them today (and they take just about all day) so I can pick up that sampler for my husband!!!
Thursday we had the gathering of my weekly stitch group for our Christmas exchange. I stitched today's giveaway piece for my friend and now I can show mine. Such a lovely piece and so much fun to stitch!
I had my husband draw a name from the comments on my last post and the winner is Cathy B!! Send me an email Cathy with your fabric count selection and mailing address and I will get this right out to you!! I really enjoyed stitching it and I think you will too!
Well, I need to get to work if I am going to be ready for Christmas. Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday and peace in the new year.